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Somalia - East Africa's new Afghanistan?

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:34 AM
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Somalia - East Africa's new Afghanistan?


news.bbc.co.uk

The precise links, if any, between Somalia's Islamists and al-Qaeda are decidedly murky.

But there is little doubt that the US and other western countries see Somalia in particular - and East Africa in general - as a potential breeding ground for violent Islamic extremists.

Al-Qaeda itself has made little secret of its approval of Islamist fighters in Somalia, with Osama Bin Laden frequently voicing his support for them.

Most of the attention focuses on a group known as al-Shabab...
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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:34 AM
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This is a very interesting thing that is happening in the world and it just goes to prove that Al-Qaeda has influence all over the world.

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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and somalia is all about US arms traffiking

somalian government and its ethopian allies - this is the same government made up of brutal warlords who attacked when etheopian troops crossed the border starting the war - nearly 3 years ago.

the person killed had allready shown US supplied M16 rifles and other weapons - the way the USA likes to parade `iranian made ` weapons around , well they got caught , again, fueling a war - so killed the person who is bringing the evidence out.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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ahh got to love the us arms trafficking just imagine if all the arms and other things stayed in the us what it would be like, not only the us, but also the world.



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 11:26 PM
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Add to this thread...

Mdv2's thread on 3-3-08 US Military attacks target in Somalia

And this post on 5-9-08 in my thread Newspaper reports military mum on destination of 6-ship convoy

And the latest I've run into...

Official reports airstrike of possible US origin in southern Somalia

Noleye said Monday it was unclear who launched the airstrike Sunday night, but only U.S. aircraft have launched such strikes in Somalia in recent months.


Somalia reports airstrike, possibly by US

Airstrikes, possibly by U.S. planes, caused explosions in a remote area in southern Somalia, officials said Monday. There was no immediate information on casualties.

"We contacted some of our people on the ground and they confirmed that it was a(n) (air)strike," Noleye said, adding that soon afterward they lost radio contact.

American officials confirmed a U.S. airstrike on May 1 that killed Aden Hashi Ayro, the head of the military wing of Somalia's Islamists, along with 24 other people. Members of the military wing called al-Shabab, meaning "The Youth," have vowed to avenge his death.

Somalia has been in a state of anarchy since warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. In December 2006, neighboring Ethiopia sent troops to prop up a U.N.-backed government that has been unable to assert much authority and is facing an insurgency in the capital, Mogadishu.


But we'll never hear anything about US in Somalia thru the MSM, eh? I hope no one else is really buying this notion we are in the area because we are chasing "al-queada"



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